Problems and Fixes for x2gen017v2 image

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  • PB - noticed that there is a guest account activated - needs to be de-activated
    • DB - To de- activate add "allow-guest=false" to the end of /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
  • DB - Gordon noticed that there is no option for a user not listed to login (maybe that is what we want, makes deployment of AD machines difficult though)
    • Add the following line to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
greeter-show-manual-login=true
allow-guest=false
  • DB - GRUB Update breaks boot
    • During GRUB's update process a debconf wizard appears, answer as follows: Select "show differences side by side -> Forward -> Forward -> Check the box (Continue without installing) -> Forward
    • After GRUB updates the following command may need to be run: sudo grub-install -f /dev/sda5 (currently I do not know of a way of telling if it actually does, If you are feeling adventurous try not running it, if not I would advise running it anyway (just to be safe)) NOTE: Make sure that / is on /dev/sda5 (try df to check) if not, change accordingly
    • If already rebooted, run the following at the GRUB boot prompt ( grub> )
root=(hd0,4)
kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=/dev/sda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
boot
    • Then run sudo grub-install -f /dev/sda5 and reboot
  • DB - Hostname is not fully qualified in /etc/hostname (only the machine name is there) same with /etc/hosts

  • Asus Zenbook Drivers (Located in \\asimov.uwaterloo.ca\images\core\asus_zenbook-drivers) I believe they are all there - dkbellin

  • DB - PPAs not found on updates
    • The four mozilla PPAs are not found during the update of the apt database
    • To fix, open update manager, click on settings, select the "Other Software" tab scroll down to below the Cononical partners section and remove the four mozilla PPAs, two are near the top, two are farther down
  • DB - Distrobution upgrades are offered when found (not an issue yet, will be eventually)
    • To stop Ubuntu from offering to upgrade to the next version of ubuntu, open the update manager, select settings, Updates tab, change "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version: " to Never, click close

-- PhilipBeldowski - 06 Jun 2012

-- DennisBellinger - 06 Jun 2012

Topic revision: r4 - 2012-06-15 - GordBoerke
 
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